15:51 | New York (U.S.), Sep. 18.
The President of the Republic Dina Boluarte
on Monday affirmed that Peru remains steadfast in its commitment to reach higher living standards and levels of sustainable development among the population.
"Eight years ago, Peru and the other member states of this organization adopted an agenda in favor of sustainable development, we decided to prioritize those most in need, including social, environmental and economic aspects as common priorities," she said.
On the matter, the Head of State remarked that, as noted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
, progress towards attainment of these goals has been moderate, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic
, and with the conflicts and the climate crises of the last few years.
In the case of Peru, she said, the country had to face local and regional difficulties, noting that it is a nation of determined people.
"That's why we remain steadfast in our commitment to reach higher living conditions and greater levels of sustainable development, always working with international institutions, and with interested states and governments to implement the common agenda that we have crafted together at the United Nations," the President added.
In this regard, Mrs. Boluarte mentioned some of the initiatives taken by the Peruvian Government, in demonstration of this commitment.
In social protection, she said more than 99% of Peruvians have medical insurance, 77% of whom are affiliated to the Comprehensive Health Insurance (SIS) scheme, which prioritizes people in poverty and extreme poverty.
Furthermore, the Head of State underscored that the Government is taking action to eradicate tuberculosis and combat cancer through increasing capacities for early warning.
In employment, she mentioned public initiatives such as Wiñay Warmi
(Growing Women), which promotes better jobs for this sector of the population.